April 22, 2011

U-Boat Thousands of Feet AS Review

U-Boat Thousands of Feet AS Watch Review

  The U-Boat Thousands of Feet AS (ref. 1888) is one the few reasonable sizes U-Boat has to offer. For those who have been admiring U-Boat from a far do to size, this might be the watch to tilt the scales. The case is really the show stealer here. There are eight visible screws locking the case back into place. Also, there are four through and through holes, located at each corner of the case in between the sets of screws. Definitely, gives the watch more depth and works well with the design of the watch. Each watch has the serial number engraved on the right side of the case. The crown is on the left side of the case, opposed to the standard right side. Thousands of Feet has a “sandwich” like dial, this stands out nicely with the white on black combination. A black leather strap, with a tang buckle secures this watch down. Thousands of Feet AS is powered by an ETA 2824 automatic movement and has an estimated power reserve of 40 hours. 
  The U-Boat Thousands of Feet AS falls a little short in the water resistance department. The watches name is Thousands of Feet, probably in reference to up, opposed to down for water resistance. Rated only to 100m, equalling 330 feet. This is a more affordable offering from U-Boat and is one of there most versatile from a size standpoint. There are a few variations of the watch case with this, it comes in the Thousands of Feet AS, AB, MS, and few other variations from there.

Pros Unique case design, smaller size for U-Boat

Considerations Water resistance, W&R prefers most watches at least 200m

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 43mm
Bezel: Fixed Brushed 
Strap: Leather 
Lug Width: 20mm 
Crystal: Sapphire
Movement: ETA 2824
Power Reserve: 40 hrs 
Water Resistance: 100m

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